Space 26 Beautiful Nebula Photos That Show Just How Beautiful The Cosmos Can Be  

Mick Jacobs
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Of all the cool pictures taken by the Hubble telescope and astronomers of the world, the most captivating pictures are the ones of beautiful nebulas. Crazy nebula photos capture these ethereal wonders in a variety of shapes and colors unlike anything seen on earth other than the Aurora Borealis. Either the beginning or end of a star, a nebula is predominantly made of gas and dust; while these materials usually look pretty boring in on an earthly level, in space they create stunning clouds of light and color. If watching clouds doesn't do it for you, maybe consider getting a telescope to look at nebulas that resemble animals. From the cat's eye nebula to the shark nebula, cool astronomy photos depict something for the fans of felines and Shark Week alike.

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The Horsehead Nebula
The Horsehead Nebula is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 26 Beautiful Nebula Photos That Show Just How Beautiful The Cosmos Can Be
Photo: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, J.-C. Cuillandre (CFHT), Coelum/NASA
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The Bubble Nebula
The Bubble Nebula is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 26 Beautiful Nebula Photos That Show Just How Beautiful The Cosmos Can Be
Photo:  NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA)
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The Fairy Of The Eagle Nebula
The Fairy Of The Eagle Nebula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 26 Beautiful Nebula Photos That Show Just How Beautiful The Cosmos Can Be
Photo:  The Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI/AURA), ESA, NASA
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The Butterfly Nebula
The Butterfly Nebula is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 26 Beautiful Nebula Photos That Show Just How Beautiful The Cosmos Can Be
Photo:  NASA, ESA, Hubble, HLA; Reprocessing & Copyright: Jesús M.Vargas & Maritxu Poyal
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